I am a performance maker, artist and playwright whose work spans performance art, theatre, video art, online content and movement. I have a particular interest in capturing queer time and space in performance as a liminal experience, and the queering of process and relationships in the making of performance. My work is often concerned with personal identity and experience; I pursue queer femininity in aesthetics, style, form and content.
I am currently developing a durational performance The Fly (1986, Film) using live body and voice modifications and video to explore identities in flux and bodily boundaries following a creative development at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Recent projects include: The Eternity of the World, a performance created and performed by myself and my brother for Bondi Feast and Provocare Festival; 186, 000, a documentary theatre work made with a group of young DSG (Diverse Sexuality and Gender) people; Being Dead (Don Quixote) a changing solo work (Melba Spiegeltent, Blue Room Theatre/PICA); What do you fear the most in the world? a single audience performance made in partnership with Melbourne band JAZZ PARTY and Expen$$$ive’s Come Back Reunion Show a four hour reading of the band’s Facebook correspondence.
I am one third of super-group Expen$$$ive (an ongoing live art collaboration with performance artist and activists Casey Jenkins, Emilia Athanasiadis) and I have performed with Expen$$$ive and as a solo performer at various festivals including Let Them Eat Cake NYD, Hidden Agenda (International Women’s Day), Grrlfest and Dark MOFO.
I have attended Live Art Camp (Triage/Arts House 2014) and Director’s Lab (Melbourne Festival/Theatre Works 2016). In 2013 I was mentored by Patricia Cornelius through Australia Council’s JUMP Mentorship Program. I hold a Masters in Writing for Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts.
A glorious mess… with a serious sense of purpose.
H, BOWER | DAILY REVIEW
An elusive reality… Defies convention and, by most measures, theatrical sense and makes its mark in way you might not expect and can’t anticipate
Deconstructivist, post-structuralist, feminist, transgressive, bizarre, confused/confusing, non-linear, provocative, brave, raw… and fascinating.
I am inspired by the work of Kathy Acker, Jeanette Winterson, pop music as a phenomenon, Kyary Pamyu-Pamyu, no-wave music and sensibility, old musicals, Pinterest., the colour pink, an unreliable memory, Luce Irigaray, Jack Halberstam, stripper culture, illegible identities, safer sex, slippery bodies, sick minds and my experiences of love, relationship anarchy, power and Queerness.
Master of Writing for Performance
[Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University]